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The Delphic Sibyl: 4041

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Titles

The Delphic Sibyl

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 288 mm
Width: 190 mm

Relative size of this object

19 m28.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black ink
Black wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, black wash, traces of a dotted scale around the edges on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IPSUM TUUM CO / GNOSCE DEUM / QUI DEI FILIUS EST
  • Location: Left of centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: SIBYLLA DELPHICA, DE QUA / CHRYSIPPUS / LIB. DE DIVINAT
  • Location: Below, centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 4041
Primary reference Number: 37532
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/37532 Accessed: 2021-10-28 18:10:40

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